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OpenCyc Advances Starting Line for Intelligent Software - Press Release

Austin, Texas. March 6, 2001 During his keynote address "Enabling the Semantic Web" at the KT-2001 (Knowledge Technology 2001) Conference, world renowned computer scientist Douglas B. Lenat Ph.D., founder and President of Cycorp, Inc. announced that a greatly expanded version of the Cyc® Common Sense Knowledge Base will be made available in open access form under the name OpenCyc. In addition, Cycorp will, for the first time, provide the Cyc Inference Engine and a suite of tools for creating knowledge-based applications. OpenCyc 1.0 will be released on July 1, 2001. more ... about OpenCyc Advances Starting Line for Intelligent Software - Press Release

Cyc in use

Computerworld
April 8, 2002

A top-secret military command, which asked not to be identified, is pickier than most organizations about information security. And it's one of the first users of CycSecure, the first commercial application of Cycorp Inc.'s Cyc Knowledge Base. The command uses CycSecure to ensure that all relevant patches have been applied to fix known vulnerabilities in its networked computers. more ... about Cyc in use

Computerizing Common Sense

Computerworld 
April 8, 2002

Who Is He? Doug Lenat is an artificial intelligence pioneer who is leading the human "memome" project, an effort to codify all the common sense in a person's head.
Austin, Texas-based Cycorp Inc. claims to be "the leading supplier of formalized common sense." CEO and founder Doug Lenat has labored 17 years to codify facts such as "Once people die, they stop buying things." He uses a form of symbolic logic called "predicate calculus" to classify and show the properties of information in a standard way. more ... about Computerizing Common Sense

Computer to Save World?

United States (Jun. 07, 2002 - 07:43)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Day after day since 1984, teams of programmers, linguists, theologians, mathematicians and philosophers have plugged away at a $60 million project they hope will transform human existence: teaching a computer common sense.

They have been feeding a database named Cyc 1.4 million truths and generalities about daily life so it can automatically make assumptions humans make: Creatures that die stay dead. Dogs have spines. Scaling a cliff requires intense physical effort. more ... about Computer to Save World?

Computer boffins pop AI's $60m question

June 09 2002 at 12:37PM
Austin, Texas - Day after day since 1984, teams of programmers, linguists, theologians, mathematicians and philosophers have plugged away at a $60-million (about R600-million) project they hope will transform human existence: teaching a computer common sense.

They have been feeding a database named Cyc over a million truths and generalities about daily life so it can automatically make assumptions humans make: Creatures that die stay dead. Dogs have spines. Scaling a cliff requires intense physical effort. more ... about Computer boffins pop AI's $60m question

Wise Up, Dumb Machine

In a leviathan effort, scientists and philosophers teach computers common sense.

Be honest: how many times in the last week did you want to slap your mulish computer upside the monitor? Before you resort to violence, consider why our relationship with these supposedly smart machines is fraught with frustration, miscommunication and disappointment. more ... about Wise Up, Dumb Machine

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